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Despite a mix up with the tour bus in the morning there were two vehicles both going to this tour in Córdoba, both picking up people at the same hotel at the same time. We got on the wrong one, we had a great day in Córdoba. The Mosque-Cathedral is gorgeous and was quite interesting to hear about. After the guided part of the tour, we had some free time to walk around town before heading back to Seville. Getting on the wrong bus worked out for us since the guide we rode down and back with, Abraham, was super nice, knowledgable about the area, and genuinely interested in whether or not we were enjoying the tour. He also played some great music!
Trip was great. Very punctual and Petra was a lot of fun. Ana was very knowledgeable and our driver Geraldo was very courteous and a great driver. I highly recommend this tour!
Wonderful, well organized tour. First we toured the Alcazar for an hour. Then our guide walked us over to the cathedral to meet our next tour guide, and we had an hour tour of the cathedral. Then we did a walking tour of the Jewish quarter with a stop at the synogue. Our trip ended with 2 hours of free time. After this we stopped in Carmona for an hour. Carmona was not worth stopping at and I don't suggest you waste your money on the optional tour. We should have skipped Carmona and spent extra time in Cordoba. Anyhow, Cordoba is beautiful and the tour of this city is excellent.
This was a wonderful tour and day spent in Cordoba which we loved. the Mesquitzo was amazing....we did take off early from the tour and spent some time in the Museo de Judiaca which was fascinating!!
Petra accompanied our group on the bus to and from Cordoba. She was very knowledgeable and shared the history of Cordoba with all of us. We all had so many questions and she answered each and every one. We had wished Petra was our guide for the walking tour.
We enjoyed this tour very much. The tour guide was very punctual and had great knowledge about Seville and she explained about the city of Seville during our air-conditioned van-ride to Cordoba. Once there, we met with a local guide who was a professor in archeology and had a great deal of knowledge about history and he gave us perspective from a local. So, the experience was rather unique instead of experiencing as a tourist. Highly recommend this tour.
Although we picked the wrong month to visit hot hot hot in summer, we enjoyed our trip to Cordoba and Carmona very much. The mini bus was really nice with cool air-conditioning. Our guide Guillermo did great introductions on the way from Seville to Cordoba. Very informative. Our local Cordoba guide took us to Christian Kings Alcazar, and then winding through little streets in the old city seeing many interesting sites. And, of course, the beautiful Mosque-Cathedral. After the tour, we had a little time to wander around by ourselves --- time for shopping and lunch.
We also signed up for Carmona tour. Guillermo did the guide himself. He was so informative and at one point I had to ask him what he majored in college. We did not only walk through an ancient city, we also had a tour through history and time. Guillermo spoke perfect English and did great recommendation for lunch etc. He was also very attentive to our big and small requests.
WOW WOW WOW amazing the history and the beauty of 2 Religions getting along. One could spend all day enjoying this site.
Excellent tour guide best experience super should have more laid standard high engagement good knowledge. Rating 10
The van was a very comfortable way to travel. Our tour guide was fantastic - so personable and so knowledgeable - shared info and laughs throughout. Very accommodating - she certainly went the extra mile for us all. Loved Cordoba! A must see!
Trip very nice. Cordoba is a must see. Tour guide was nice and friendly
Francisco M USA
Excellent tour. Our guide, Silvia, was great. The Cathedral-mosque presents an incredible mixture of Christian/muslim civilization. The Calleja de las Flores, a small, flower-lined street is also worthy of a look.
This was a very educational tour.Love walking thru the corridor and shopping.It was absolutely beautiful to see and hear the history of Córdoba. The Mosque was something to definitely see while in Spain. We purchased the Carmona tour but this was cancelled. Still a great time.
Excellent tour. The guide in Cordoba was extremely knowledgable. Appreciated the free time to wonder the streets, have lunch, cross the bridge, visit the Spanish Inquisition Museum etc. Glad we didn't take up the optional tour but instead had a quiet drink and a walk around the streets on our own. Those who did that bit of the trip said they wished they'd done as we did so obviously didn't miss anything much.
Apart from a small hiccup in communicating that the optional tour of Carmona wasn't going ahead the actual tour of Córdoba was wonderful. The guide who had to provide the commentary in English and Spanish was amazing. She gave an excellent historical context throughout and ensured that the English speakers who were the smaller group received as much input as the others. Due to not doing the optional tour we travelled to and from Córdoba by train which proved to be a good opportunity to see the countryside from a different perspective. Also pleased to report that after some communication we have been reimbursed for the missed section of the tour.
PATRICIA B United States of ...
Our bus was expertly driven by Israel and the on-bus tour guide Carmen gave a lively and engaging history of the Andalusian countryside on our way to Córdoba. The only complaint we had was the a/c could not keep up the external heat and the BTU's pumped out by 14 or so people inside the bus. Still, we survived and it was utterly worth it. The whole tour was very well organized and our Spanish/English speaking guide at the compound sadly, I forgot her name, but it was for a tour that began on the morning of July 21 was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, animated, and gave intelligent and thorough information every step of the way. Being in the Great Mosque was a long-term goal of mine as an art history professor, and I was thrilled with the shape and length of the tour. It made the sweltering heat insignificant. I was able to assess the space and truly appreciate the rich history of the entire area we visited, including the castillo and the sumptuous gardens.
We made a brief stop at Carmona, which I think all would have been grateful to skip given the heat, but the Andalusur professionals delivered on the package they sold us. I'm glad we stopped even if were wiped out by then.
The best thing about the tour was being able to wander the Great Mosque after the guide finished her remarks. She was awesome, and kept it lively in two languages. My bucket list is shorter now, and that is a good thing. I have already recommended this tour to friends, without hesitation.
There can never be enough time for seeing a historical monument like this. The guide did a marvellous job in taking us through different periods of history inside the mosque. Carmona can be totally avoided and that would give the visitors more time to browse through the town.
A must have visit when you travel to Andalusia. Excellent mezquita, walk around Jewish quater, visit the christian palace. The Architecture in Cordoba mezquita is really beautiful and breath taking. Our tour leader is excellent too, Alicia and the driver Manuel?. Visit to Carmona is recommended, a small, unique roman city. The tour agent is professional, value for money. Excellent!
It is the guide who makes any Trip exciting. Guide was fantastic and very good explanation and description of various places of tour.
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